Minister of Transport and Communication Brian Mushimba says government is eager to take the Cyber Security, Cyber crime, Data Protection, e-Transactions and e-Commerce Bills to Parliament for approval.

This will enable government to intensify the scrutinisation of Internet cell phone and data related usage.

And Engineer Mushimba says construction works at the new Kenneth Kaunda International Airport terminal building are at 65 per cent and on schedule for completion in next year.

This was contained is a statement released yesterday by Ministry of Transport and Communication Head of Public Relations Maimbolwa Mulikelela.

“The Transport and Communication Ministry in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice, ZICTA and other stakeholders is concluding the drafting and transcribing of Cyber Security and Cyber crime Bill, the Data Protection Bill, the e-Transactions and e-Commerce Bill which will be presented to Cabinet at the beginning of the first quarter of 2018. Amongst other things, the Bills will propose the establishment of the Zambia National Cyber Security Agency that will coordinate all cyber security related matters in the country promotional social and economic growth in the face of technological advancements,” Mulikelela stated.

And Mulikelela stated that construction works at the new airport have advanced.

“The Ministry recorded its greatest accomplishment of the year after Cabinet approved the reintroduction of Zambia Airways Limited in partnership with Ethiopian Airlines which will gobble an investment outlay of $30 million in the first year of its operations. In the year under review, construction of the $60 million Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport was completed and the facility is operational. Meanwhile, works on Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) has reached an advanced stage with 65 per cent of the works completed, which is on good schedule for timely completion as planned in 2019,” Mulikelela quoted Eng Mushimba as having said.